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Etage Projects (DK)

Founded by Maria Foerlev in 2013, Etage Projects is a Copenhagen-based design gallery specialising in cross-aesthetic methods. The gallery’s programme actively questions and problematises the traditional boundaries between art and design and abstraction and function. Etage Projects works with creatives who shape their praxis in-between established notions of contemporary art and design and seeks to extend and enrich the field of collective and interdisciplinary culture.

Curated for
CHART

For CHART 2021, Etage Projects presents the group show ‘Alting er som det plejer, sådan kan vi bedst lide det’ [“Everything is normal, that’s how we like it best”]; a critical reflection on the concept of sustainability and national self image, as a Danish cultural export. The exhibition will present new works by the Danish artist collective, DANSK EXPORT, who all received their formal education outside of Denmark. The presentation will take place between CHART and Etage Projects’ Copenhagen space and will be unified by the different artists’ shared interest in incorporating performative elements.

DANSK EXPORT is a collective of the following artists and designers:

Victor Miklos Andersen; Villiam Miklos Andersen; Aske Hvitved; Christian + Jade; Anna Aagaard Jensen; Niels Lütken Nielsen; Esben Ingemann Larsen; Maiken Stæhr

Victor Miklos Andersen (DK)

With an experimental and conceptual approach towards design, Victor Miklos Andersen’s work actively seeks to question existing behavioural norms. Informed by both natural habitats and processes, his intuitive exploration of diverse recycled materials embraces the individual and unique properties of each. Miklos Andersen thus introduces abstract elements into the language of design and constructs a contemporary aesthetic that is both materially and politically relevant to our time.

Victor Miklos Andersen (b. 1993, DK) holds an MFA from Design Academy Eindhoven and is currently based between Denmark and France. Since 2016, the artist has been working with Leo Orta as part of the design duo OrtaMiklos, whose work has been exhibited at the Venice Design Biennale, IT (2021), Unique Design x Shanghai in Paris, FR (2020), Design Museum Gent, BE (2020), Design Miami / Basel (2019), Friedman Benda, US (2019), Functional Art Gallery, GE (2019) and COLLECTIBLE Design Fair, BE (2019).

Futura Danica Set

Aluminum, powder lacquering, Unique
2021

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Futura Danica Platter

Aluminum, powder lacquering, Unique
2021

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Futura Danica Orange Holder

Aluminium, powder lacquering, 45h x 40w x 30d cm, Unique
2021

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Futura Danica Platter Small

Aluminium, powder lacquering, Unique
2021

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Futura Danica Plate (set of two)

Aluminum, powder lacquering, Unique
2021

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Hlér Silver

Silver, Unique
2021

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Hlér Painting

200h x 200w x 5d cm, Unique
2021

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Hlér Life Jacket (Blue)

Foam, rubber, fabric, silver, Unique
2021

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Hlér Life Jacket (Pink)

Foam, rubber, fabric, silver, Unique
2021

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Hlér Jacket

Foam, rubber, fabric, silver, Unique
2021

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Hlér Champagne Cooler

Foam, rubber, pigment, 40h x 30w cm, Unique
2021

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Hlér Shoes

Foam, rubber, pigment, Unique
2021

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Victor Miklos Andersen, Hlér life-vest Long, Blue (concept model), 2021

Anna Aagaard Jensen (DK)

Anna Aagaard Jensen’s design practice interrogates the preconceived dictated behavioral patterns of women and the social factors allowing them to continue existing today. Her objects are alternative representations of the archetypes that surround us, made with a hyperfeminine aesthetic language where she uses makeup and extracts shapes related to the female body. In creating function, Jensen sculpts form into a story that advocates for a new way of looking at design, and inevitably at our environment.

Anna Aagaard Jensen (b. 1990, DK) holds a BA in Furniture Design from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and an MA in Contextual Design from Design Academy Eindhoven. She is currently teaching at designLab123 at the Gerrit Rietveld Acedemy as well as at Krabbesholm Højsskole. Her work has been exhibited, among other places, at Unique Design x Asia Now, FR (2020), COLLETIBLE Design Fair, BE (2020), Utrecht Centraal Museum, NL (2020), Design Museum Gent, BE (2020), and Design Museum Holon, IL (2019).

A Basic Instinct-series

Polyurethane foam, Styrofoam, A1, Fiberglass & makeup Various sizes
2018-ongoing

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A Basic Instinct-series

Polyurethane foam, Styrofoam, A1, Fiberglass & makeup Various sizes
2018-ongoing

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A Basic Instinct-series

Polyurethane foam, Styrofoam, A1, Fiberglass & makeup Various sizes
2018-ongoing

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Lady F

Polyurethane foam, Styrofoam, A1, Fiberglass & makeup
2019

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Boss Lady

Polyurethane foam, Styrofoam, A1, Fiberglass & makeup
2019

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The Queen is absent, Lady daisy

Steel, polyurethane foam, fiberglass, A1, MAC makeup, 114 x 130 x 125 cm
2021

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Mischief

Metal, A1, trivial fiber, MAC makeup, 95 x 53 x 100 cm
2021

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Flirtatious

Polyurethane, foam, styrofoam, triaxial fiber, acrylic resin, 167h x 153w x 99d cm, Unique
2020

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She is my King

Polyurethane, foam, styrofoam, steel, fiberglas, A1, makeup, 22 karat gold leafs, 117h x 64w x 64d cm, Unique
2019

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Her, Fleur

Polyurethane, foam, styrofoam, triaxial fiber, acrylic resin, 131h x 62w x 61d cm, Unique
2020

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Niels Nielsen (DK)

With a focus on technology and a conceptual approach to his work, Niels Nielsen seeks to unpack the relation between tradition, democracy and propaganda. Informed by politics, mass media and religious conduct, his work explores how ceremonies and imagery enforce hierarchies within society. By charging formal space, his aim is to separate himself and the audience from the unfocused gaze we so often direct upon the world.

Niels Nielsen (b. 1992, DK) holds a Bachelor from Design Academy Eindhoven and is currently based between Denmark and Norway. Since 2018 he has been co-initiating the horizontal art- educational collective OFFFENCE, whose practice is active in Italy and The Netherlands. His work has been shown at De Fabriek, Eindhoven (2018), European Capital of Culture, Matera (2019) Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven (2020).

Advanced and Superior

Bronze, steal, 50 x 120 x 150 cm
2021

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Villiam Miklos Andersen (DK)

Most elements of Villiam Miklos Andersen’s practice are characterized by an interest in the logistical systems of post-industrial society. How personal and private spheres are interwoven with and shaped by systems created by economic logic. Logistical, streamlining systems also shape Andersen’s works when they adopt formats that are ready to be packed and palleted. He depicts lived life in the midst of a vast network of systems and ever- optimizing practicalities.

Villiam Miklos Andersen (b. 1995, Kalundborg) currently lives and works in Frankfurt am Main. He holds a degree from Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste – Städelschule (DE) in the class of Judith Hopf, Jutland Art Academy (DK) and The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture (DK). His work has been exhibited, among other places, at Kunsthal Aarhus (Aarhus, DK), National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (Taichung, TW), Danish Cultural Center – 798 Arts District (Beijing, CN), Den Frie Center of Contemporary Art (Copenhagen, DK), rýmd Projects (Reykjavík, IS), Frankfurter Kunstverein (Frankfurt, DE), and elsewhere. Andersen is founder of SOLKIM Art Handling and co-founder of the exhibition platform Ceresbyen 1A as well as the artistic research project The Pawnbroker to be showcased as part of the ruruHaus-program during documenta fifteen in Kassel (DE), 2022.

SOLKIM Jacket

Limited edition of 100
2021

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SOLKIM Cap

Limited edition of 100
2021

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SOLKIM Modules

Oak wood, europallet, 120h x 80w x 13d, cm Series of 26
2021

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Esben Ingemann Larsen (DK)

With a conceptual and political approach to his sculptural practice, Esben Ingemann Larsen’s works aim to convey and discuss political, social and historical perspectives on the contemporary. His focus on archetypes—in people as well as in objects—makes an inclusive framework for a curious practise that wishes for sculptures, and designed objects to hold meaning and opinions. Esben I. Larsens' work is often marked og derived from a subtle rebellion that drives a confident but conflicted view on the matters he investigates.

Esben Ingemann Larsen (b. 1993, DK) holds a BFA in Design and Fine Arts from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam NL, and is currently based in Copenhagen. His works have been exhibited in various group shows between the Netherlands and Scandinavia. Most significant; Stedelijk Amsterdam, Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam, Oslo Kunsthall, De School Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam.

Inflate

Steal, auto lackering, 50h x 50w x 25d cm, Series of 8, Each unique
2021

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Inflate

Steal, auto lackering, 50h x 50w x 25d cm, Series of 8, Each unique
2021

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Målet Helliger Midlet, 2021

45h x 40w x 20d cm, Unique
2021

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Christian Hammer Juhl & Jade Chan (DK)

Christian+Jade is founded on an instinctive search for a deeper sense of belonging to the spaces we inhabit. They strive to create objects that encourage sensible and valuable interactions through conceptually driven narratives and earnest material and techniques. Their recent works is an ode to our collective history with fire, introducing back into our home a living form around which people gathered for thousands years in search of conviviality, warmth and protection.

Christian Hammer Juhl (b. 1991, DK) and Jade Chan (b. 1994 SG) are a design duo who graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven, Netherlands and are currently based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Christian+Jade was founded in 2018 and have exhibited with Dutch Invertuals, NL (2019), COLLECTIBLE Design Fair, BE (2020), Adorno, UK (2020), Simone De Sousa, USA (2020) and are currently being represented by Studio Oliver Gustav.

Proud to Be Humble (Rectangle)

Aluminium, 180 x 100 x 12 cm
2021

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Proud to Be Humble (Round)

Aluminium, 70 x 70 x 10 cm
2021

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Proud to Be Humble (Rectangle with stand)

Aluminium, 180 x 100 x 12 cm
2021

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